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Magazine Article: City of Dearborn Tackles Complicated Grout Curtain Project

Published Year: 2010

  • Many U.S. municipalities and utility districts face federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates to correct water quality problems caused by discharges from combined sanitary and storm sewer systems

Magazine Article: Pre-Excavation Grouting of Contact Zone and Rock Formation

Published Year: 2009

  • The EPA has cited combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges as a significant source of pollution to the nation's surface waters.

Long-Term Performance of Grouting Around a Flood Control Bulkhead in Shoals, Indiana

Published Year: 2006

  • The long-term performance of the end-product is more important. For this reason, we have re-visited an 18-year-old mine grouting project that took place to prevent the flooding of a gypsum mine in Shoals, Indiana.

Comparison of Chemical Grout Properties: Which Grout Can Be Used Where and Why?

Published Year: 2006

  • This paper is about the current uses of chemical grouts, the economics of product use, and a discussion of where specific products within a category can be used.

2003 DFI/Geo-Institute Paper: Irreversible Changes in the Grouting Industry Caused by Polyurethane Grouting

Published Year: 2003

  • An Overview of 30 Years of Polyurethane Grouting

News: Working at Ground Zero

Published Year: 2002

  • As the recovery and rebuilding of New York City continues, new problems and challenges continue to present themselves at Ground Zero.

Acrylamide Provides Lasting Help for United States Government

Published Year: 2001

  • Beginning in 1985, federal and state regulatory agencies began close monitoring of the waste management operations at the US Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), as well as other Dept. of Energy (DOE) sites.

Flyer: We Kept the Airplanes Flying with Chemical Grout!

Published Year: 2000

  • In 1997, serious leaks developed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in a long utility tunnel connecting a passenger terminal with the central plant.

Rembco: When Grouting - Don't Forget the Soil

Published Year: 2000

  • When soil or rock improvement or modification is needed, grouting is one of the options called for.

Case Study: AV-100 Chemical Grout Solves Leakage Problems in Tailings Dam for Large Copper/Gold Mine in Argentina

Published Year: 1998

  • This is a case study whereby acrylamide solution grout was used to achieve the “target residual permeability value” in the rock formation below a future tailings dam for a large copper/gold mine in Argentina.

Magazine Article: Using Grout to Lock Pollution in Place

Published Year: 1998

  • In Pennsylvania, Rembco used grouting to contain oil leaking under an oil refinery’s sea wall. The concrete wall had been constructed on top of old wharf piling. Over time, tidal action caused erosion, resulting in leakage at the wall’s base.

Case Study: Grouting Saves Effluent Pipeline and Maintains Plant Operations

Published Year: 1996

  • During a routine facility inspection at a major West Coast paper plant in Canada, a small leak appeared near the shoreline where an underground 42-inch fiberglass reinforced plastic pipe carried effluent to diffusers in the ocean.

Magazine Article: 72-Inch Pipe Stabilized With Chemical Grout

Published Year: 1994

  • At a paper mill in Alabama, a weakened joint was found in a six foot diameter pipe carrying more than two millions gallons per hour of effluent.

Case Study: Blocking Artesian Flows

Published Year: 1960

  • In Oregon's Deschutes River canyon, a 440-foot dam sits on Pelton basalt formed by lava flows. Springs emerged from lava contacts, necessitating closure beneath the dam. Deschutes sediments were exposed on the dam abutments, which made using cement grout

Case Study: Grouting in Fissured Rock

Published Year: 1960

  • Pumping costs at Cedar Bay Mine were becoming excessive, as new drifts were opened and total seepage into the mine increased.